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 BMW
 Series Sedan
i
i xDrive
i
i xDrive
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THE BMW  SERIES SEDAN.
JOY HAS NO FINISH LINE.
BMW EfficientDynamics
Less emissions. More driving pleasure.
The Ultimate
Driving Machine®
2011 3 Series Sedan
03 | 17 Exterior
18 | 23 Interior
Technology
24 | 25 BMW EfficientDynamics
26 | 27 BMW BluePerformance
28 | 31 Engines
32 | 33 Active Cruise Control | Adaptive Headlights
Adaptive light control | Automatic high beams
34 | 35 xDrive | Dynamic Stability Control
36 | 37 Safety features
38 | 39 BMW ConnectedDrive
Equipment
40 | 43 Paints | Upholsteries | Interior trims | Combinations
44 | 45 Selection examples
46 | 55 Standard and Optional equipment
56 Safety features and technology illustrations
57 | 62 Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts
63 | 64 Technical data
65 BMW Accessories
66 | 67 BMW Services
Turning a corner without turning away from its heritage, the 
BMW  Series Sedan continues to make BMW history. Its sharp,
dynamic look matches its pavement-conquering attitude. Under
the hood, you’ll find three varieties of awe-inspiring inline six-cylinder
muscle. And with the d, BMW brings an innovative idea to life in
the next-generation Advanced Diesel engine with BluePerformance
technology. Get ready for the latest twist on a legend – the 
BMW  Series.
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i shown with the following equipment:
Engine: -valve, TwinPower Turbo,
.-liter, inline six-cylinder
Star Spoke (Style ) light alloy
Blue Water Metallic
Oyster/Black Dakota Leather
STEPTRONIC automatic
transmission, Park Distance
Control, Sport and Cold
Weather Packages
Wheels:
Exterior color:
Upholstery:
Optional Equipment:
BMW 335i
For more information on paints, upholsteries and interior trims see pages -.
NOT EVERY LEGEND LIVES IN THE PAST.
THE BMW  SERIES SEDAN.
Exterior
DESIGNED TO REWARD ALL WHO SEE IT.
From headlights to taillights, the Sedan’s chiseled contours reflect the athletic nature of the BMW  Series.
Character lines trace the graceful slope of the hood, directing your eyes down to the BMW kidney grille with
its bold, sleek form, flanked by the signature quad headlights with their distinctive Corona headlight-rings that
can double as Daytime Running Lights. The line ends then curves back up at the muscular front air dam with its
jewel-like foglights. Along the side, light and shadow play across the subtly molded sheet metal, displaying the
rich body paint to beautiful effect. The BMW  Series Sedan rewards the driver – and leaves desire in its wake.
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AN ENGINE OF CHANGE: TAKING TURBO
TECHNOLOGY TO THE NEXT LEVEL.
Building award-winning turbocharged engines is nothing new for BMW. Two BMW Group turbo engines
have taken impressive “International Engine of the Year” honors for the last three years running. In ,
BMW introduced the U.S. to Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance technology, powered by an Advanced
Turbo engine. And now for model year , BMW introduces the .-liter TwinPower Turbo in the i and
i xDrive Sedans. Like every current BMW turbocharged engine, its High Precision piezo injection system
maximizes efficiency. Incorporating Valvetronic technology for the first time in a turbocharged engine, the
new TwinPower Turbo maintains the muscle of its award-winning predecessor while delivering even greater
fuel efficiency and lower emissions. It’s yet another win for the driver – and for the environment.
 International
Engine of the Year Awards for ,  and . The .-liter Advanced Turbo was first in the “. liter to . liter” category.
Exterior
BALANCED SQUARELY AT THE FOREFRONT
OF SUPERIOR DRIVING DYNAMICS.
BMW’s stance on handling has always been firm: provide the most thrilling and precise connection to the road.
The  Series Sedan advances this concept with innovative axle technologies. In the front: increased stiffness
through the extensive use of lightweight all-aluminum components, such as tension rods, transverse control arms,
swivel bearings and axle supports. In the rear: five extremely rigid, individual control arms for both rear wheels,
as well as a large supporting base for track and camber. This innovative suspension delivers the solid, sporty
handling that complements the  Series’ copious power. And the vehicle’s near-perfect / weight distribution
offers strikingly well-balanced road feel, with responsive characteristics virtually unmatched by any competitor.
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Exterior
DISCOVER WHAT IT’S LIKE TO
CATCH UP TO YOUR DREAMS.
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Exterior
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Experience heightened power to stay the course, on any course. Responsive handling is only the beginning: BMW’s
impressive Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system is a collection of innovative traction and braking technologies.
These help stabilize your vehicle in milliseconds, correcting for skidding, oversteer and understeer, as well as braking
on wet roads, long downhills, uphill stops and more. And for the ultimate in traction, the i xDrive and i xDrive
both feature BMW’s intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system, optimizing available power at all four wheels to hold your
place on any road, in any conditions.
WHEREVER YOU GO,
AN INCREDIBLE DRIVING EXPERIENCE AWAITS.
FIERCELY PROTECTIVE OF ITS OWNER.
Building on BMW’s distinguished safety record, the  Series Sedan’s broad array of active and passive safety features gives you peace
of mind. Crisp handling, fade-resistant brakes and potent muscle help you avoid potential hazards; technologies like Xenon Adaptive
Headlights help you spot them sooner. But should the unavoidable occur, the  Series Sedan’s rigid steel body and deformable crush
zones help dissipate the impact of a crash, while its leading-edge system of sensors, safety-belt pretensioners, airbags and the Active
Head Restraints help protect you and your passengers.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
Exterior
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Interior
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TAKE THE WHEEL –
AND TAKE CONTROL
OF THE ROAD.
The cockpit of the  Series is a finely honed command center that’s
as practical as it is plush. The driver-oriented dashboard is the perfect
example of how technology can enhance the driving experience.
Take the leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel. Designed for
a firm grip, it places useful controls at your fingertips, so you can adjust
the audio or make calls without taking your hands from the wheel –
or eyes from the road. Paddle shifters and steering wheel heating add
more comfort and joy to every drive.
Beyond the steering wheel, all controls are within instinctive reach;
every dial and gauge can easily be checked at a glance. A high-resolution
." control display is included with the Navigation and iDrive system.
Accessing or customizing numerous information and entertainment
functions is easier than ever with iDrive. This feature includes directselection buttons for specific menus, and six programmable memory
buttons that give one-touch access to your most frequently used
functions. From this vantage point, virtually every driving wish is granted.
 Calling
requires a BMW-approved Bluetooth® wireless mobile phone and BMW Assist™
feature.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
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i shown with the following interior features:
Upholstery:
Interior trim:
Interior features:
Oyster/Black Dakota Leather
Light Burl Walnut Wood
Optional Sport Package (sport seats and multi-function
sport leather steering wheel shown), -speed STEPTRONIC
automatic transmission, Navigation system
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Interior
BECAUSE EVERY TRIP
SHOULD SOUND AS
AMAZING AS IT FEELS.
BMW believes in creating your own personal space. That’s why you
can configure the  Series Sedan interior in a broad palette of colors
and trims. Settle back in the eight-way supportive front seats, then
create an equally rewarding environment for your ears. Listen to
your favorite music on the Harman Kardon audio system. With 
upgraded speakers, advanced sound processing and surround
sound, you’re in the middle of the music. A standard Auxiliary input
inside the center armrest storage compartment allows you to connect
digital music players and other peripherals. Add the iPod® and USB
adapter in the console and you can control your music through the
vehicle’s stereo controls. SIRIUS Satellite Radio offers over 
channels of entertainment and commercial-free music nationwide,
and HD Radio™ receives free digital broadcasts with CD-quality
sound, “multicast” FM stations, and innovative data services.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
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Interior
AN ACCOMMODATING
INTERIOR, FRONT
AND BACK, WITH
ROOM TO SPARE.
In the rear cabin of the  Series, you’ll find much more than just
ample head- and legroom. The same level of exquisite craftsmanship
found in front is repeated in the back, which is designed to accommodate three passengers in comfort. Lower the center armrest, with
its hidden dual cupholders, for supportive comfort for two. There’s
also a lot of room for luggage, with the spacious trunk capacity, /
split-fold rear seats, and the trunk’s wide opening that makes it easy
to stow groceries, luggage, sporting goods and more.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
BMW EfficientDynamics
AND THIS IS WHAT COMES OUT.
THIS IS HOW MUCH HAS GONE IN.
At BMW, we create dynamic vehicles that thrill you with quick acceleration, predictable handling and unshakable control. We are also busy
finding innovative fuels and technologies that help preserve the environment while delivering legendary performance. This is what we refer
to as “EfficientDynamics.” This goal led to the visionary CleanEnergy hydrogen-powered engine in the BMW Hydrogen  Sedan. In ,
BMW introduced Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance in the U.S., offering diesel power with quick acceleration, increased fuel efficiency
and reduced emissions. And now, BMW’s ActiveHybrid X and ActiveHybrid  vehicles combine combustion and electric power to boost
performance while simultaneously reducing fuel consumption and CO emissions. At BMW, we are driven to do much more with less.
Valvetronic
Instead of using a traditional throttle, Valvetronic technology in
the i/i xDrive and TwinPower Turbo i/i xDrive lets the
engine breathe more easily by varying the lift height of the valves
to regulate air intake. The result: improved cold starts, smoother
running, and a significant drop in fuel consumption. Using revolutionary technology such as this, BMW has improved its overall
average fuel economy more than any other manufacturer.
Double-VANOS
VANOS is BMW’s valve timing system that can “steplessly”
vary the points in the combustion cycle when valves open and
close. Double-VANOS refers to the fact that it operates on
both the intake and exhaust camshafts. Electronically controlled
in response to engine speed, load and temperature, VANOS
reduces emissions, and enhances low- to medium-speed
torque, as well as fuel efficiency. (Not available in d.)
TwinPower Turbocharged engines
Benefiting from BMW’s new TwinPower
Turbo with Valvetronic technology, the
i and i xDrive Sedans deliver quick
acceleration while virtually eliminating turbo
lag. Fuel economy is strong, as well, thanks
to High Precision piezo direct fuel injection.
Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance
In addition to the massive power of its
TwinPower Turbo engine, the d Sedan
benefits from the extraordinary efficiency
of BMW’s Advanced Diesel. Thanks to its
BluePerformance technology, it also meets
the emissions standards of all  states.
Aerodynamics
The more smoothly that air flows over a vehicle,
the more efficiently it can operate. All BMWs are
designed for a low coefficient of aerodynamic
drag, which translates into quicker acceleration,
more stable handling, quieter operation and greater
fuel efficiency. A BMW’s integrated front spoilers
reduce the amount of air flowing underneath,
minimizing front-end lift. This allows a BMW to hug
the road at higher speeds for excellent stability.
Efficient transmissions
The  Series Sedans channel their
power through one of two -speed
transmissions: a smooth-shifting manual,
and an equally fuel-efficient STEPTRONIC
automatic. Refinements to the automatic
transmission include a torque converter
that slips less; quicker shifting; and finer
adaptation to driving style and conditions.
(d: STEPTRONIC automatic transmission only.)
Lightweight construction
Our engineers use lightweight aluminum
throughout our vehicles – in the front section,
for example, or for the suspension. BMW’s
inline six-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine is
all aluminum; the naturally aspirated inline six
is an aluminum/magnesium composite – the
lightest in its class. Taken together, these
weight savings lead to lower fuel consumption and better axle load distribution for more
agility – especially in curves.
BMW models have low CO emissions today.
But that’s just for starters. We’re carrying on
our research in the quest to bring you greater
driving pleasure, with fewer emissions and
decreased fuel consumption.
BMW EfficientDynamics
Less emissions. More driving pleasure.
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BMW BluePerformance
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BMW BLUE PERFORMANCE IS
GREENING DIESEL POWER.
In , BMW introduced the td, powered by the fastest diesel
engine in the world at the time. In those days, the common perception
of diesel engines was that they were noisy, ran erratically, and left a trail
of toxic pollution in their wake. However, BMW engineers were already
imagining the possibilities of a diesel-powered future.
With the start of the BMW EfficientDynamics program, and fueled by
the desire to explore a new power source for its vehicles, BMW began its
modern diesel program. Not content with the previously lower standards
for diesel engines, BMW engineers pledged to pursue a cleaner, smoother,
quieter, and more efficient diesel engine. As a result, many of their
diesel-power solutions break new ground – not only for BMW, but for
the entire auto industry, helping to shape the standards of diesel power
for this century.
Today, BMW is not only renowned for its Advanced Diesel engines,
we’re winning awards with them. In  and again in , the .-liter
inline six-cylinder Advanced Diesel engine with twin-turbo technology
won “International Engine of the Year” honors in the .-liter to .-liter
category. And BMW Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance is the same
technology that helped us win “ World Green Car of the Year.”
With BMW diesel engines, there’s no sacrificing performance – it’s
pure power, through and through. But not all benefits are merely
performance-related. From an environmental standpoint, our diesel
engines have never been cleaner. Take, for instance, our approach to
emissions. Our advanced catalyst system uses Diesel Exhaust Fluid
(DEF), a specially injected ammonia-based fluid, to convert the released
nitric oxides into environmentally compatible nitrogen and vapor. An
additional exhaust filter screens out other particles. To see just how
clean a BMW Advanced Diesel vehicle is, hold a white handkerchief to
the exhaust pipe. It will stay white – a far cry from the days of black diesel
clouds wafting from the exhaust.
High Precision piezo direct-injection technology helps make BMW
Advanced Diesel engines fuel-efficient, as well. In fact, one tank takes
the d Sedan up to  miles before stopping to refuel.
Now it’s time to imagine the possibilities of your own diesel-powered
future in the BMW d Sedan.
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same Advanced Diesel technology as the d, winner of the “ World Green Car
of the Year” award.
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Portrait of an engineering masterpiece: the 335i/335i xDrive TwinPower
Turbo engine produces 300 horsepower at 5800 rpm, and quickly
develops 300 lb-ft of torque at 1200 rpm, which continues without fading
through to the 5000 rpm range. With such a broad range of powerful
torque, you can enjoy smooth, robust acceleration in any gear, at virtually
any legal speed.
AT BMW, POWER ALWAYS COMES SPECIAL DELIVERY.
Engines are our passion. That’s why a BMW engine doesn’t just
deliver power and performance, but does so very smoothly and
efficiently. It’s this refinement that makes our powerplants unique.
So it comes as no surprise that we are not the only ones to call our
engines refined; they have been receiving accolades and awards
from the automotive press for years.
Performance is yours to unleash with a choice of three vastly different
3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engines. Two are gasoline-powered – the
335i boasts new TwinPower Turbo technology; the 328i is naturally
aspirated. Both incorporate advanced Valvetronic technology, which
varies valve lift to let them “breathe” better, resulting in greater power,
higher torque, quicker engine response, a smoother idle, and enhanced
fuel efficiency. And no matter what type of driving you do – highway
cruising, hauling goods, or hugging a winding mountain curve – BMW’s
Double-VANOS technology selects the best intake and exhaust valve
timings to keep everything running smoothly, with lightning-quick
acceleration on command and instant power delivery.
BMW EfficientDynamics
Less emissions. More driving pleasure.
Generating 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque, the revolutionary
new TwinPower Turbo in the 335i/335i xDrive accelerates with a force
that throws you back in your seat and doesn’t stop until redline.
Thanks to the combination of Double-VANOS “steplessly” variable
valve timing, Valvetronic, High Precision direct fuel injection, and
BMW’s inspired use of the latest turbo technology, this inline six has a
smoothness not possible in a V-6. You only experience strong, quick
acceleration on demand with virtually no turbo lag. And by using
Valvetronic and a High Precision fuel injection system, BMW engineers have overcome the traditionally poor gas mileage of turbocharging. Every ounce of fuel is maximized for greater efficiency.
Hit the accelerator of the 328i, and in 6.3 seconds1 you’re sailing past
60 mph, thanks to its 230-horsepower engine. The lightweight composite magnesium/aluminum engine block adds to the spirited acceleration and nimble handling. And with 200 lb-ft of torque, the power
pours on early and strong, and continues throughout the powerband.
The 335d runs on BMW’s Advanced Diesel with BluePerformance and
TwinPower Turbo technology. Like the other two engines, it is a compelling example of BMW’s EfficientDynamics concept: thrilling power
with maximum efficiency and minimal emissions.
All 3 Series Sedans channel their power through one of two 6-speed
transmissions – either a smooth-shifting manual, or STEPTRONIC automatic. Add the automatic transmission and Sport Package or M Sport
Package, and you will automatically receive steering wheel-mounted
paddle shifters for smooth, clutch-free shifting.
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with manual transmission; 6.9 seconds with STEPTRONIC automatic. 328i xDrive with
manual transmission, 6.9 seconds; 7.1 seconds with STEPTRONIC automatic. BMW AG test
results. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
Engines
THE BMW ADVANCED DIESEL ENGINE WITH
BLUE PERFORMANCE TECHNOLOGY. IT’S DIESEL,
THROUGH THE LENS OF BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS.
Anyone can make a more powerful engine – but trust BMW to make
a more powerful engine that is also more fuel efficient. By adhering
to the principles of EfficientDynamics, BMW is crafting some of the
world’s most innovative powerplants that deliver maximum driving
pleasure with minimum fuel consumption and emissions.
BMW is pleased to offer the 335d – featuring BMW’s award-winning
Advanced Diesel engine with BluePerformance. Named the “International Engine of the Year” in 2005 and 2006, this 265-hp engine
incorporates the same technologies used in a BMW awarded the title
“2008 World Green Car.” A new breed of diesel power, it’s quiet and
smooth-running. Environmentally friendly, too. Thanks to BMW’s
BluePerformance Technology, it’s 99 percent cleaner than previous
diesels – while remaining 100 percent BMW. As a result, BMW
Advanced Diesel engines meet the emissions standards in all 50
states. Simply put, it’s the cleanest, most powerful diesel in America.1
BMW Advanced Diesel engines are also highly fuel efficient.
Combining ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel and BMW’s precise
fuel injection technology, the 335d’s fuel economy is estimated at
23 mpg city, 36 highway.2 And while many other new diesel engines
also offer efficiency and low emissions, BMW Advanced Diesel
engines set the standard for torque and pulling power. The 335d
inline six-cylinder engine delivers maximum torque that’s worthy
of a V-8: 425 lb-ft at 1750 through 2250 rpm. It’s turbocharged,
also, so it’s quick off the mark, accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in
just 6 seconds.3 The TwinPower Turbocharger is controlled by a
high-performance electronic engine control unit: the turbocharger
develops boost and extra power in immediate response to the smallest tap of the accelerator pedal. As the engine speed increases up
to the 1750 rpm range, the turbocharger develops maximum torque.
Only one thing is more impressive: how the initial kick of acceleration
is transformed into sheer driving pleasure.
1 Claim
based on 335d achieving the best CARB emission test results in more categories
than the nearest competitor and published competitor horsepower ratings.
figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary,
depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may
be lower.
3 BMW AG test results. BMW urges you to obey all posted speed laws and always wear
safety belts.
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With its high, flat torque curve, the 335d accelerates with remarkable
force from the first tap of the accelerator pedal, and stays strong
throughout the range where you do most of your driving, for ready power
whenever you need it.
BMW EfficientDynamics
Less emissions. More driving pleasure.
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Active Cruise Control | Adaptive Headlights | Adaptive light control | Automatic high beams
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The Active Cruise Control system uses radar sensors in front to gauge the
distance and speed of vehicles ahead of you.
Adaptive Headlights
create cones of light
that follow the direc-
Cornering Lights
illuminate the side of
the road when turn-
Xenon low beams
provide improved
illumination of the
High beams – both
Xenon and halogen
– increase the range
tion of the headlights.
ing, helping to reveal
road, while Corona
of visibility. The
obstacles, cyclists
and pedestrians.
headlight-rings act
as Daytime Running
Automatic high beam
feature senses
Lights and parking
lights.
approaching headlights and turns the
high beams off, then
on, as needed.
Using radar measurements, Active Cruise
Control automatically maintains a preset
speed and distance between your vehicle
and the one ahead in both traffic and
highway driving.
ACTIVE CRUISE CONTROL:
ANOTHER NAME FOR HIGHWAY STRESS CONTROL.
BMW gives you many ways to enjoy driving. First, you can keep your
right foot firmly in control, alternating between the accelerator and the
brake pedal. Second, on long stretches of highway with light traffic,
you can give your right foot a rest by activating standard Dynamic
Cruise Control. It keeps you at your desired preset speed, not only
on level stretches, but by accelerating uphill and braking downhill.
Then there’s driving in traffic. Here’s where your BMW can actually
help relieve stress – that is, if it’s equipped with Active Cruise Control.
This feature adjusts your speed automatically, decelerating when
you approach a slower vehicle, and then accelerating back up to your
preset speed when the coast is clear.
Using radar sensors that scan the area in front of the vehicle, Active
Cruise Control gauges the speed of vehicles traveling ahead of you.
As you get closer, a “vehicle ahead” icon lights up. Your BMW then
automatically adjusts its speed, even braking when necessary, in
order to maintain the safe following distance you’ve preselected.
When the slower traffic ahead clears, your BMW automatically
resumes your previously set cruising speed. It’s one more way
BMW helps maintain the joy of driving – even in traffic.
Note: Active Cruise Control is not a substitute for the driver’s own responsibility in
adjusting speed and otherwise controlling the vehicle. After evaluating road, traffic
and visibility conditions, the driver must decide whether and how the system is used.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
SEE NIGHTTIME DRIVING IN A NEW LIGHT.
The 3 Series headlights, set in chromed “tubes,” emphasize the
Sedan’s sharp looks and wider stance while helping you see better
in the dark. Distinctive Corona headlight-rings, which circle the low
beams, function as parking lights. They can also be set to function
as Daytime Running Lights, via the Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory
feature. Cornering Lights direct an angled beam at each front corner
when turning, at low speeds, and in reverse gear. Vertically layered
turn-signal lights, like the L-shaped taillights, use LED technology
for quicker, heightened visibility.
When equipped with Xenon Adaptive Headlights, the road ahead is
illuminated with the near-daylight brilliance and clarity of Xenon
high-intensity discharge (HID) lights, while an auto-leveling feature
reduces headlight glare for oncoming drivers. The Adaptive light
control feature automatically swivels the lights to follow the curves
of the road, using data from on-board sensors and the steering
wheel angle.
xDrive | Dynamic Stability Control
Continuous power shift: Rear axle
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Front axle
BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system continuously monitors the vehicle’s status – rpms,
steering angle, acceleration – and when it detects wheelspin, sends the optimal
amount of power to the axle with traction.
xDRIVE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE:
THE POWER TO MASTER
ANYTHING THAT CROSSES
YOUR PATH.
The intelligent xDrive all-wheel-drive system takes all-road traction to new heights
while maintaining a BMW’s legendary agility. On smooth, dry roads, vehicles with
xDrive have the feel of their rear-wheel-drive counterparts. But hit a wet uphill
curve, for instance, and even before wheelspin can occur, the xDrive system
immediately recognizes any need for a change in power distribution. Almost
instantaneously, xDrive can send more torque to the front axle to enhance stability.
Should one wheel or axle spin faster than the other, the brakes automatically
engage, as needed, to bring all wheels back in sync.
Working in conjunction with xDrive is the latest version of BMW’s Dynamic
Stability Control (DSC) system that includes four innovative automatic braking
functions: Brake Stand-by: If you suddenly remove your foot from the throttle,
DSC anticipates that you’re going to want to stop quickly. It then pre-tenses the
brake calipers for quicker action when you step on the brake pedal. Brake Drying:
When it rains, your brakes get wet and can take longer to stop the vehicle. When
the sensor determines that it is raining, it reacts by periodically bringing the brake
pads into contact with the rotors, just enough to eliminate the accumulated
moisture and help dry them, but not enough to cause brake application. Start-off
Assistant: When stopped on an incline, DSC prevents your vehicle from rolling
backwards or forwards. It even holds your car momentarily when you release the
brake to start moving again. Brake Fade Compensation: As your brakes heat up
due to continuous or repeated braking (like when you’re descending a winding
mountain road), the same pedal action results in less braking power. DSC senses
and compensates for this by applying the brakes with more force with the same
pedal action.
Augmenting the xDrive system are Automatic Stability Control (ASC) and Dynamic
Brake Control (DBC), which maximizes brake force on both axles, should the system
detect that the driver wishes to brake as hard as possible. And a special Dynamic
Traction Control (DTC) mode can be selected at the push of a button, allowing
more wheel slip and yaw angle, providing incremental traction on slippery surfaces
and snow. BMW’s advanced traction and stability technology ensure that no
challenge faced on the road ever goes unanswered.
Safety features
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In the event of a severe impact, up to six airbags can deploy, and front-seat
head restraints can pivot upward, to help protect front-seat occupants. In a
side collision, BMW’s Head Protection System (HPS) helps shield front and
rear passengers’ heads and torsos from impact and debris.
Please note: These pictures of airbags are for illustrative purposes only.
Depending upon the type of accident, none, some or all airbags may deploy.
HIGH PERFORMANCE WHEN IT COUNTS: IN A FLASH.
Passive safety begins with the extremely rigid steel “safety cage” that
surrounds the occupant compartment, with deformable crush tubes
front and rear. In a severe crash, impact energy is absorbed and routed
around the passenger cabin.
Sensors throughout the vehicle measure both the severity of the crash
and the presence of occupants. After analyzing the data, the vehicle
determines the best plan for deploying safety-belt pretensioners and
airbags. Six airbags are on hand to help shield occupants from harm:
for the driver and front passenger, there are dual-threshold, dual-stage
front airbags, and seat-mounted front side airbags. In a side impact,
Head Protection System (HPS) side-curtain airbags stretch all the way
from the A pillar in the front to the C pillar at the rear, helping to keep
front and rear occupants’ heads from hitting the side windows, and
keeping debris out of the cabin.
The front seats of the  Series Sedan include Active Headrests. In a
rear-end impact, they quickly pivot forward, close to the backs of
occupants’ heads. This reduces rearward head motion, lessening
the likelihood of whiplash or other head or neck injuries.
BMW ConnectedDrive
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All drivers sometimes need to stop and
refuel. Let a BMW Assist Concierge
locate and send the address of your
preferred gas station and the best
local restaurant to your BMW.
When an upcoming service need is detected,
your BMW automatically transmits the relevant
information to your BMW Service Advisor, who
then contacts you to arrange an appointment.
Select not only the fastest,
but also the more interesting
roads to reach your destination.
Heading for a traffic jam?
Real Time Traffic Information
lets you know in advance – and
recommends an alternate route.
Get into a serious accident?
Your BMW automatically calls
for help and communicates
the relevant information.
Need an address or telephone
number? BMW Search uses
Google Maps™ to find them,
then your Navigation system
guides you there.
Find many more ways how
BMW Assist makes every trip
you take more enjoyable.
MyInfo allows you to send business locations and street addresses to
your BMW from Google Maps. Destinations and phone numbers can be
accessed and exported to your Navigation system for immediate route
guidance, while you can call the destination with your Bluetooth® linked
phone.
BMW Search™ allows online access to up-to-date fuel prices, the latest
weather forecasts, Bloomberg stock indices and the powerful reach of
the Google Maps database – delivered on your control display inside
your vehicle.
In most large cities, Real Time Traffic Information makes you aware
of traffic congestion before you encounter it. This feature displays and
describes current local traffic information on your control display; in case
of delays greater than five minutes, it suggests alternate routes.
Want to know the location of a challenging golf course or a fine French
restaurant? Talk to our Concierge and get the address and phone number
of your desired destination sent to your BMW Navigation system and then
start route guidance at the push of a button.
TWO FOR THE ROAD: NAVIGATION AND BMW ASSIST.™
When you’re far from home – or just in the next town – it’s easy to find your
way with confidence and peace of mind with the convenient features and
services available on your BMW. Vehicles equipped with BMW Assist come
with four years of a wide range of services at no additional charge.
BMW Assist Safety Plan gives you peace of mind knowing that a friendly
response specialist is there to help you 24/7, at the touch of a button. The
Safety Plan includes Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Request
(SOS), TeleService, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen
Vehicle Recovery, Customer Relations and MyInfo.
The BMW Assist Convenience Plan adds operator-assisted Directions,
Traffic and Weather reports, BMW Search and Concierge services to not
only recommend restaurants and hotels, but then also send the destination
address and phone number right to your BMW. You can make up to four
Critical Calls if your cell phone is not available or its battery is discharged.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
 Standard
 Optional
Paints | Upholsteries
 Not available with M Sport Package
The pages in this section show available colors and materials for the BMW 3 Series Sedan. Use these samples to compare paint, upholstery,
trim colors and combinations. Please note that these samples are representations; they are not exact reproductions. To see the actual colors,
visit your BMW center. They will be happy to show you original samples and assist you with special requests.
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Exterior Paints
  Alpine White Non-metallic
  A Crimson Red Non-metallic
   Jet Black Non-metallic
Please refer to the Recommended color combinations chart on page 43
for details on limitations and exclusivity when selecting 3 Series Sedan
exterior paint colors and upholstery materials and colors.
  Titanium Silver Metallic
  A Platinum Bronze Metallic
  Blue Water Metallic
  A Montego Blue Metallic
 KAB Beige Leatherette
 KASW Black Leatherette
  A Deep Sea Blue Metallic
  Le Mans Blue Metallic (requires M Sport Package)
 LCAD Gray Dakota Leather
 LCB Beige Dakota Leather
  A Vermilion Red Metallic
  A Tasman Green Metallic
 LCCX Oyster/Black Dakota Leather
 LCCZ Chestnut Brown/Black Dakota Leather
 A Space Gray Metallic
  Black Sapphire Metallic
 LCD Saddle Brown/Black Dakota Leather
 LCSW Black Dakota Leather
Upholstery colors and materials
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 Standard
Interior trims | Combinations
 Optional
Please refer to the Recommended color combinations chart on the facing page
for details on limitations and exclusivity when selecting 3 Series Sedan interior trim.
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Recommended color combinations
Leatherette
Materials
Dakota Leather
Beige
Black
Gray
Beige
Oyster
Chestnut Brown
Saddle Brown
Black
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Interior trims
B Aluminum
MG
Glacier Silver Aluminum
AB Dark Burl Walnut Wood
A Light Burl Walnut Wood
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Standard.
Optional and included in Premium Package.
Not available with M Sport Package.
Optional.
 Optional; requires M Sport Package.
 No-cost option.
 No-cost option; requires M Sport Package.
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Interior trims
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 B Aluminum
 MG Glacier Silver Aluminum (requires M Sport Package)
 AB Dark Burl Walnut Wood
 A Light Burl Walnut Wood
Selection examples
NATURAL
GOOD LOOKS.
STRIKINGLY
MODERN.
Titanium Silver Metallic paint, Black Dakota
Leather upholstery, Aluminum interior trim:
a sophisticated interpretation of BMW
advanced technology – and the  Series’
sport sedan legacy.
For details on the availability of standard
and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment
charts at the back of this brochure.
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d Sedan shown with the following equipment:
Exterior color:
Interior upholstery:
Interior trim:
Additional equipment:
Titanium Silver Metallic
Black Dakota Leather
Aluminum
Moonroof
As compelling as anything found in nature,
Tasman Green Metallic paint changes color
from greens to blues as it reflects sun and
shadow. The warmth of a Beige Dakota
Leather interior, set off by the gleam of
Light Burl Walnut Wood, forms a natural
counterpoint.
For details on the availability of standard
and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment
charts at the back of this brochure.
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i Sedan shown with the following equipment:
Exterior color:
Interior upholstery:
Interior trim:
Additional equipment:
Tasman Green Metallic
Beige Dakota Leather
Light Burl Walnut Wood
STEPTRONIC automatic transmission, Sport Package with Multi Spoke (Style )
light alloy wheels, Navigation system, Park Distance Control, moonroof
 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
Standard and Optional equipment
46 | 47
 V Spoke (Style 285) 17 x 8.0 light alloy
wheels with 225/45 run-flat1 all-season
tires. (Optional on 328i/328i xDrive.)
 V Spoke (Style 360) 16 x 7.0 light alloy
wheels with 205/55 run-flat1 all-season
tires. (Standard on 328i/328i xDrive.)
 /  Multi Spoke (Style 284) 17 x 8.0 light
alloy wheels with 225/45 run-flat1 allseason tires. (Standard on 335i, 335i xDrive
and 335d; included in 328i xDrive Sport
Package.)
 BMW’s distinctive front kidney-shaped grille features a chrome surround. The vertical slats on the 335i, 335i xDrive and 335d grille are
chrome; the 328i and 328i xDrive have black slats.
 Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels
and run-flat1 performance tires.2 In front:
17 x 8.0 wheels and 225/45 tires; in back:
17 x 8.5 wheels and 255/40 tires. (Included in
328i Sport Package; optional on 328i xDrive,
requires optional Sport Package.)
 Star Spoke (Style 287) light alloy wheels
and run-flat1 performance tires.2 In front:
18 x 8.0 wheels and 225/40 tires; in back:
18 x 8.5 wheels and 255/35 tires. (Included in
335i Sport Package; optional on 335i xDrive,
requires optional Sport Package.)
 Double Spoke (Style 161) 17 x 8.0 light
alloy wheels with 225/45 run-flat1 allseason tires. (Included in 335i xDrive Sport
Package.)
 Rain sensor measures the amount of rain.
In “intermittent” windshield wiper mode, it
automatically adjusts the wiping interval as
needed. Includes Automatic headlight
control (not shown), which activates headlights by means of a sensor that responds to
darkness. The rain sensor is also integrated
into the braking system as part of the Brake
Drying feature.
 Double Spoke (Style 195) light alloy
wheels and run-flat1 performance tires.2
In front: 18 x 8.0 wheels and 225/40 tires;
in back: 18 x 8.5 wheels and 255/35 tires.
(Included in 335d Sport Package.)
 Door sill with BMW insignia and polished
chrome inlay adds a customized touch to the
3 Series Sedan.
 xDrive badges, located to the rear of
the front wheel wells of the i xDrive
and i xDrive, indicate that these BMWs
are all-wheel-drive models.
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2
Run-flat tires do not come equipped with a spare tire.
Due to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension parts are more susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages.
Performance tires not recommended for driving in ice and snow.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
 /  Xenon Adaptive Headlights brilliantly
illuminate the road ahead and to the side at
night and in conditions with poor visibility,
while helping to keep glare away from oncoming drivers. BMW Adaptive Headlights provide
optimum road illumination around corners,
thanks to an electromechanical system that
directs the headlights into and around the
bend as soon as the vehicle begins cornering.
Standard and Optional equipment
 Engine Start/Stop button1 and remote
key control the engine. First, insert the
remote key into the starter switch slot. After
the electronic identification system confirms
that it is the correct remote key, you can start
(or later, turn off) the engine by pressing the
Start/Stop button.
 Dynamic Cruise Control lets you set
and keep to a chosen speed above 20 mph,
automatically applying the brakes downhill. It
is activated via the left-hand steering column
switch, and deactivated by applying the
brakes or via the switch.2
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 Instrument panel features a red backlit
speedometer and tachometer. Centered
between the two easy-to-read analog
instruments is the on-board computer
(at right) with liquid crystal display providing
additional important driving information.
 The on-board computer with Check
Control provides feedback on the vehicle’s
operating status: oil level indicator and
distance to next service appointment/oil
change, as well as other detailed information,
such as spark plug and micro-filter status.
It also provides travel information, including
travel range on remaining fuel, external
temperature, and more.
 Voice command allows you to activate
numerous Navigation system functions,
record up to five minutes of notes, and dial
hands-free. The Voice command button must
be pressed before each use, so conversations
won’t accidentally activate the phone or other
systems.
 Park Distance Control uses ultrasonic
sensors in the front and rear bumpers to help
you judge the distance to other cars and
unseen objects when parking. The beeping
becomes faster as your bumper approaches
the object, turning into a constant tone when
the distance is less than 12 inches.
 6-speed manual transmission delivers
a precise, athletic feel. Its responsiveness is
due, in part, to the enhanced synchronization
of shifts from neutral to each gear. A shortened
shift lever and “throw” add to the sporty feel
of the gearbox. The sixth gear drops revs at
highway speeds for smooth cruising. (Not
available in 335d; shown with iDrive, included
with optional Navigation system.)
 /  6-speed STEPTRONIC automatic
transmission provides a choice of three
modes: “Drive” with Adaptive Transmission
Control; a more dynamic “Sport” mode; and
STEPTRONIC automatic, for the hands-on
control of a manual without a clutch. (When
ordered with the Sport Package or M Sport
Package, steering wheel-mounted paddle
shifters are automatically added.)
 Three-spoke leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel, with
steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters
that allow you to shift gears manually without
using a clutch. This option is included in the
3 Series Sedan when equipped with the
optional Sport Package and optional
STEPTRONIC automatic transmission.
Shown with optional Navigation system.
 Three-spoke leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel lets you keep both
hands on the wheel while adjusting various
comfort functions, such as changing the
radio, CD selections and volume. Optional
Voice command (included with optional
Navigation system) can be used to access
elements of the system.
 Three-spoke leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel offers the
convenient multi-functions of the standard
steering wheel, in addition to the distinctive
design element shown on the lower spoke
of the steering wheel.
 Active Cruise Control allows the driver
to set a desired speed that is automatically
maintained in free-flowing traffic. As a slowermoving vehicle is approached, a radar sensor
alerts the system and adjusts speed to match
the slower vehicle, while maintaining a preset
following distance. As the lane ahead clears,
the system automatically returns the car to
the set speed.2
 Navigation system features a highresolution, glare-free monitor. Using GPS
satellites in conjunction with data stored on
an internal hard drive, a choice of detailed
maps show – and tell – the directions to your
desired destination. Enhancements include
-D daytime and nighttime maps, zoom,
travel planner, and an Assistance Window.
Additionally the hard drive offers  GB of
space that can hold up to , songs. It also
provides Real Time Traffic Information on
potential traffic problems and solutions.
1 Foot
must be on brake in order to start; with manual
transmission, clutch must also be depressed.
control systems are not a substitute for the
driver’s own responsibility in adjusting speed and
otherwise controlling the vehicle. Due to road, traffic
and visibility conditions, the driver must decide whether
and how the system is used.
2 Speed
 Standard equipment
 Optional equipment
Standard and Optional equipment
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 BMW anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3
player includes Radio Data System, AutoStore, and 3-channel FM diversity antenna;
reads/displays song title.
 HD Radio™ receives free, digital AM/FM
broadcasts in clear, static-free sound; multicast
FM stations, and innovative data services.
 Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio
System with vehicle-specific equalizing and
powerful 420W amplifier. The 13-speaker
system includes four tweeters, four midrange
speakers located in the door panels and two
midrange speakers located under the rear
shelf space, two bass speakers located under
the front seats and one midrange center
channel speaker located in the dashboard.
 Auxiliary input port lets you connect
an external audio source, such as an iPod®
or MP3 player.
 iPod and USB adapter lets you scroll
through and select the music you want by
using the car’s radio controls, the multifunction steering wheel buttons, or optional
iDrive Controller. Music titles are displayed
on the radio or Navigation screen.
 Front armrest with integrated storage
compartment folds up to allow access to a front
cupholder and Auxiliary input port shown on the
facing page.
 /  Two-way power glass moonroof with
one-touch operation slides backward or tilts
up to let in as much fresh air and sky as you
like. Includes a sliding interior sunshade and
remote operation. (Also included in the
Premium Package.)
 Lined trunk is illuminated and can be
expanded by folding down either side of the
optional split-folding 60/40 rear seats – or
both at once to facilitate the transport of long
items.
 Power window buttons with “one-touch”
up/down operation and exterior mirror
adjustment controls are located conveniently
to the left of the driver, allowing access that
doesn’t require taking your eyes off of the road.
 Standard front seats, shown here with
optional Dakota Leather upholstery, offer
eight-way manual adjustment, including twoway headrests with Active Headrests feature.
The front passenger seat also includes
manual height adjustment.
 Heated front seats are a welcome feature
for driver and front passenger in cooler weather.
By pressing the icon button, seat surface and
backrest are heated and quickly radiate
comfortable warmth in your choice of three
settings. (Heated front seats are also included
in the Cold Weather Package.)
 Rear fold-down seats allow flexible
combinations of passengers and cargo. Use
the folding 60/40 seats with through-load
feature for transporting skis or other long items.
(Also included in the Cold Weather Package.)
 Rear cupholders are integrated into the
front of the rear-seat center armrest. When
not in use, they can be stored out of sight by
sliding them back into the armrest.
 Front cupholders are integrated into the
dashboard within convenient reach of the
driver and front passenger. The passenger’s
cupholder is shown above; the driver’s cupholder is to the right of the center console.
 Power seat adjustments included with
eight-way power front seats allow customized
comfort and convenience for driver and front
passenger. The two-setting memory system
automatically adjusts the driver’s seat and
side-view mirror positions, with individual
preferences available at your fingertips.
 Automatic climate control system allows occupants to select a specific cabin temperature and choice of fan speeds, as well as automatic or manual airflow and recirculation.
The automatic recirculation control activates whenever certain air pollutants are detected.
The system also includes defrost/demist and MAX A/C functions.
 Power sunshade for the rear window can be raised and lowered at the press of a button.
Together with manual sunshades for the rear side windows, this feature maintains occupant
privacy, helps eliminate glare, and helps lower the cabin temperature by reflecting intense
sunlight.
 Comfort Access system offers convenient keyless access to your car. Simply
carrying the remote key in a pocket or purse
allows you to unlock the doors by touching the
door handle. You can also turn the engine on
or off by pressing the Start/Stop button1
without inserting the remote key.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
1 Foot must be on the brake in order to start; with manual
transmission, clutch must also be depressed.
Equipment packages
COLD WEATHER
PACKAGE
PREMIUM
PACKAGE
Enjoy winter to the fullest with the Cold
Weather Package. There’s nothing like the
feeling of quick-warming heated front seats
on a cold morning, and the reassurance of
clean, bright headlights on a stormy night.
Add the comfort of a rear center armrest and
the convenience of 60/40 split, separately
folding rear seats.
Add immeasurably to the enjoyment of your
3 Series Sedan with the Premium Package.
Eight-way power-adjustable front seats,
upholstered in supple Dakota Leather, offer
the customized comfort of four-way lumbar
support. At night you’ll appreciate the
enhanced visibility afforded by auto-dimming
rear- and power-adjustable, folding exterior
side-view mirrors. BMW Assist™ offers
roadgoing peace of mind, while Bluetooth®
wireless technology lets you keep in touch
without taking your eyes from the road.
And the integrated three-button Universal
garage-door opener takes the place of up
to three separate remote-control devices,
helping to eliminate clutter.
Retractable high-intensity headlight washers help keep lights clean of ice, mud, road salt
and other coatings, for maximum road lighting and enhanced driving safety.
Heated steering wheel makes gloves
unnecessary for cold weather driving.
A flick of the switch quickly warms the
steering wheel to the perfect temperature.
Heated front seats are a welcome feature
for driver and front passenger in cooler
weather. By pressing the icon button, seat
surface and backrest are heated and quickly
radiate comfortable warmth in your choice of
three settings.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
Rear fold-down seats allow flexible combinations of passengers and cargo. Use the
folding 60/40 seats with through-load feature
for transporting skis or other long items.
Two-way power glass moonroof with
one-touch operation slides backward or tilts
up to let in as much fresh air and sky as you
like. Includes a sliding interior sunshade and
remote operation.
1 See
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Power-adjustable, folding exterior sideview mirrors automatically dim when reflecting bright lights, helping to eliminate glare
when driving at night.
BMW Universal garage-door opener
takes the place of up to three remote-control
devices. It can activate remote functions
outside the vehicle, such as garage-door
openers or home-lighting systems.
The automatic-dimming inside rear-view
mirror darkens in response to the bright
headlights of vehicles behind you. The easyto-read digital compass, integrated into the
mirror, is a convenient way to constantly keep
your bearings while driving.
Eight-way power-adjustable front seats
cradle driver and passengers in soft gathered
Dakota Leather. Durable and easy to maintain, a Leather interior adds elegance and
refinement.
Lumbar support for front seats adds fourway adjustable comfort for the lower back.
Lumbar support can be adjusted up/down
and in/out.
BMW Assist1 and Bluetooth system
offers hands-free calling through your BMWapproved Bluetooth phone. The BMW Assist
Safety Plan is included for four years, providing Automatic Collision Notification,
Emergency Request, Roadside Assistance,
Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, TeleService and more. The optional Convenience
Plan offers Directions, Traffic, Weather,
Critical Calling and Concierge services.
page 66 for detailed information on standard and optional services available with BMW Assist.
Equipment packages
SPORT
PACKAGE
M SPORT
PACKAGE
The Sport Package injects even greater
excitement into every minute spent behind
the sport steering wheel.1 Larger wheels and
run-flat2 performance tires3 team up with the
sport-tuned suspension4 to grip corners with
a vengeance. Specially bolstered sport seats
cradle you comfortably over long distances,
while holding you firmly in place during
sporty driving maneuvers.
An Aerodynamic kit and increased top-speed
limiter indicate the performance-oriented
attitude of the M Sport Package. Le Mans
Blue Metallic, a paint choice exclusive to the
M Sport Package, is set off by High-Gloss
shadowline trim. The interior boasts sport
seats, a leather-wrapped multi-function
M sport steering wheel and an Anthracite
headliner. M door sills and an M footrest add
an expressive visual touch. The M-tuned
sports suspension is complemented by mixed
size run-flat  performance tires.
High-Gloss shadowline trim gives a
purposeful look to window frames, window
recess finishers, and door-sill trim strips.
1 When STEPTRONIC
automatic transmission is ordered with the Sport Package or M Sport Package,
steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters are required and automatically included.
tires do not come equipped with a spare tire.
to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension parts are more susceptible to road hazard
and consequential damages. Performance tires not recommended for driving in ice and snow.
4 Sport-tuned suspension not available in 328i xDrive and 335i xDrive.
2 Run-flat
3 Due
Three-spoke, leather-wrapped multifunction sport steering wheel lets you
keep both hands on the wheel while adjusting
various comfort functions, such as changing
the radio, CD selections and volume. Voice
command (included with Navigation system)
can be used to change radio stations and audio
selection, Navigation system destinations, and
telephone entries.
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Shadowline trim surrounding the windows and door center post enhance the sporty attitude.
Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels
and run-flat2 performance tires.3 In front:
17 x 8.0 wheels and 225/45 tires; in back:
17 x 8.5 wheels and 255/40 tires. (Included
in 328i Sport Package; optional in 328i
xDrive, requires Sport Package.)
Double Spoke (Style 195) light alloy wheels
and run-flat2 performance tires.3
In front: 18 x 8.0 wheels and 225/40 tires;
in back: 18 x 8.5 wheels and 255/35 tires.
(Included in 335d Sport Package.)
Double Spoke (Style 161) 17 x 8.0 light
alloy wheels with 225/45 run-flat2 allseason tires. (Included in 335i xDrive Sport
Package.)
The Aerodynamic kit includes a front air
dam with generous air intakes, dynamic side
skirts and an athletic rear spoiler. The M
Sport chassis is lowered for tighter handling
when cornering and a more aggressive look.
Double Spoke (Style 194M) M light alloy
wheels and run-flat2 performance tires.3
In front: 17 x 8.0 wheels and 225/45 tires;
in back: 17 x 8.5 wheels and 255/40 tires.
(Included in 328i and 328i xDrive M Sport
Package.)
Star Spoke (Style M) M light alloy
wheels and run-flat2 performance tires.3
In front: 18 x 8.0 wheels and 225/40 tires;
in back: 18 x 8.5 wheels and 255/35 tires.
(Included in 335i, 335i xDrive and 335d
M Sport Package.)
Star Spoke (Style 287) light alloy wheels
and run-flat2 performance tires.3 In front:
18 x 8.0 wheels and 225/40 tires; in back:
18 x 8.5 wheels and 255/35 tires. (Included in
335i Sport Package; optional in 335i xDrive,
requires optional Sport Package.)
Multi Spoke (Style 284) 17 x 8.0 light alloy
wheels with 225/45 run-flat2 all-season
tires. (Included in 328i xDrive Sport
Package.)
Eight-way adjustable front sport seats
make the driving experience more enjoyable.
Side bolsters can be power-adjusted to fit your
back comfortably while helping to hold you
firmly in place during cornering. (Eight-way
power front sport seats with two-way manual
headrests and thigh support are standard
in 335i, 335i xDrive and 335d with Sport
Package; optional or included with Premium
Package in 328i and 328i xDrive with Sport
Package.)
Three-spoke, leather-wrapped multifunction M sport steering wheel includes a
thick, textured rim and thumb indents that are
designed for performance driving, while multifunction buttons allow you to adjust various
comfort features while keeping both hands
on the wheel. The integrated multi-function
buttons can be used to operate the radio, CD
player and telephone (if installed).
Sport front seats offer optimum lateral
support during sporty driving maneuvers, and
long-distance comfort when traveling. (Eightway power front sport seats with two-way
manual headrests and thigh support require
Premium Package or power seats feature in
328i and 328i xDrive.)
M entry door sills with chrome inserts and
the M logo perfectly complement the M Sport
Package.
For details on the availability of standard and optional features, please refer to the
Standard equipment | Optional equipment charts at the back of this brochure.
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Safety features and technology illustrations | Standard equipment | Optional equipment
i xDrive
 Optional equipment
i
 Standard equipment
Performance and efficiency
 /  Xenon Adaptive Headlights
automatically swivel to follow the curves of
the road. The system uses data from onboard sensors and the steering wheel angle
to determine the car’s direction, then adjusts
the headlights accordingly. The system offers
outstanding nighttime vision. (Standard on
335i/335i xDrive and 335d; optional on
328i/328i xDrive.)
 In the event of a collision, BMW’s supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced
technology for the driver and front passenger
seats determines which airbags to deploy for
optimal protection. The system also includes
front seat-mounted side-impact airbags.
BMW’s Head Protection System (HPS) is
designed to help protect passengers in both
front and rear compartments.
 Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with
Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) features
Brake Drying, Brake Stand-by, Brake Fade
Compensation and Start-off Assistant. DSC is
a braking control system that helps to stabilize
a vehicle when it senses a loss of control. If the
system senses over- or understeer, it responds
with counter-measures to help keep the
vehicle under control.
Note: Pictures of airbags are for illustrative purposes only.
3.0-liter, 230-horsepower, dual overhead cam (DOHC), inline 24-valve 6-cylinder engine
with composite magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS
steplessly variable valve timing
3.0-liter, 300-horsepower, dual overhead cam (DOHC), inline 24-valve 6-cylinder
engine with aluminum engine block, TwinPower Turbo technology, Valvetronic,
piezo direct injection, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
3.0-liter, 265-horsepower, dual overhead cam (DOHC), inline 24-valve 6-cylinder
Advanced Diesel engine with aluminum engine block, TwinPower Turbo technology
and third-generation piezo common rail direct injection
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6-speed manual transmission
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6-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission with Adaptive Transmission Control
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Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters (required and automatically added when
STEPTRONIC automatic transmission and Sport Package or M Sport Package are ordered)
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Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), including Brake Fade Compensation, Start-off Assistant,
Brake Drying, and Brake Stand-by features, with Dynamic Traction Control (DTC)
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Extensive aluminum componentry, including front suspension components (forged-aluminum
lower arms, steering knuckle); subframe; steering rack; and brake components
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Handling, ride and braking
1
2
3
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xDrive all-wheel-drive system
 BMW restraint system for the driver and
front passenger combines three-point safety
belts, automatic safety-belt pretensioners,
seat bolsters that help prevent occupants
from sliding forward, and Active Headrests.
This system helps provide optimum restraint
in a collision.
 BMW’s door anchoring system includes
reinforcing bars with hook-like members
within each door. In a serious side impact, the
bars hook the door to the body, locking them
together to make a more rigid passenger cell.
When the pressure is released, the anchoring
system is designed to disengage so that the
doors can be opened (unless further damage
from the impact prevents them from opening).
 Impact-absorbing bumpers and compressible “crush tubes” front and rear help
absorb the force of impact in collisions up to
nine mph, minimizing damage to the vehicle’s
body and simplifying repairs. Only at higher
impact speeds do structural supports begin
to deform, dissipating impact energy to help
protect occupants.
 Run-flat tires allow speeds of up to 50
mph and travel from 30 to 150 miles after loss
of air pressure, depending on the total vehicle
weight.1 Reinforced sidewalls help prevent the
tires from collapsing or loosening from the
rim. In the event of a decline in tire pressure,
the driver is warned by the Tire Pressure
Monitor.
1 Please
see the Owner’s Manual for more information
detailing allotted miles to travel and load weight rules.
 Lightweight construction is used throughout the 3 Series Sedan. In the front section,
for example, aluminum is used extensively for
suspension components and in the steering
rack. BMW’s TwinPower Turbo engines in the
335i, 335i xDrive and 335d models are all aluminum, and the naturally aspirated inline six in
the 328i and 328i xDrive is an aluminum/magnesium composite – the lightest in its class.
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Hill Descent Control
 Cornering Brake Control increases vehicle
stability by proportioning the braking force
while turning. When you brake in a turn, the
pressure comes off the rear wheels, which
(1) causes the vehicle to swerve inward (oversteer). Cornering Brake Control counteracts
this action by asymmetrically adjusting brake
pressure (2), creating stabilizing countertorque (3) independently of the ABS system.
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Double-pivot type front suspension with dual forged-aluminum lower arms (328i xDrive and
335i xDrive have steel lower arms and a steel subframe, plus an aluminum thrust plate)
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5-link rear suspension with cast-aluminum upper transverse arms
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Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
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Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
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4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with Dynamic Brake Control (DBC)
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Engine-speed-sensitive, variable-assist power steering
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Sport suspension calibration
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Increased top-speed limiter
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 Optional
☐ Included in optional Sport Package
 Included in optional M Sport Package
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Active Steering with Servotronic power assist
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Dark Burl Walnut Wood trim
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Light Burl Walnut Wood trim (no-cost option)
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Aluminum trim (no-cost option)
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Glacier Silver Aluminum trim (no-cost option; requires M Sport Package)
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Anthracite headliner
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M door sills and M footrest
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Engine Start/Stop button
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Advanced Vehicle & Key Memory – includes climate-control temperature and air-distribution
settings, exterior mirror and power seat settings,3 audio tone settings and radio presets with
optional Navigation system, central-locking preferences, and lighting preferences
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Comfort Access keyless entry with multi-function remote control
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Interior seating and trim (Continued)
Multi Spoke (Style 284) light alloy wheels, 17 x 8.0 and 225/45 run-flat1 all-season tires
Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels, 17 x 8.0 front, 17 x 8.5 rear; 225/45 front,
255/40 rear run-flat1 performance tires2 (328i xDrive requires Sport Package)
Double Spoke (Style 194M) M light alloy wheels, 17 x 8.0 front, 17 x 8.5 rear; 225/45 front,
255/40 rear run-flat1 performance tires2
Double Spoke (Style 161) light alloy wheels, 17 x 8.0 and 225/45
335i
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V Spoke (Style 285) light alloy wheels, 17 x 8.0 and 225/45 run-flat1 all-season tires
(cannot be ordered with Sport Package or M Sport Package)
335i xDrive
i xDrive
V Spoke (Style 360) light alloy wheels, 16 x 7.0 and 205/55 run-flat1 all-season tires
335i
328i
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run-flat1
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all-season tires
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Split fold-down through-load rear seats
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Comfort and convenience
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Double Spoke (Style 195) light alloy wheels, 18 x 8.0 front, 18 x 8.5 rear; 225/40 front,
255/35 rear run-flat1 performance tires2
Tire Pressure Monitor
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Star Spoke (Style 287) light alloy wheels, 18 x 8.0 front, 18 x 8.5 rear; 225/40 front,
255/35 rear run-flat1 performance tires2 (335i xDrive requires Sport Package)
Star Spoke (Style 193M) M light alloy wheels, 18 x 8.0 front, 18 x 8.5 rear; 225/40 front,
255/35 rear run-flat1 performance tires2
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3-stage heated front seats
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Halogen high- and low-beam headlights and Corona headlight-rings
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Xenon Adaptive Headlights with dynamic auto-leveling and Corona headlight-rings
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Halogen free-form front foglights
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Automatic climate control – includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left/right
temperature control, temperature- and volume-controlled rear outlets, windshield misting
sensor, MAX A/C function, heat at rest, and recall of individual user settings
Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers
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2-way power glass moonroof with “one-touch” operation and sliding interior sunshade
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Heated dual power mirrors and heated windshield washer jets
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Heated steering wheel (not available with M Sport Package)
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Chrome-plated exhaust tips
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Front-seat center armrest
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Aerodynamic kit
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Front passenger cupholders (dashboard-integrated)
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Rear-seat center armrest with cupholders
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Tilt/telescopic steering wheel column
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Park Distance Control (PDC), front and rear (not available with M Sport Package)
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Interior and power-adjustable folding exterior mirrors with automatic-dimming function;
digital compass
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Power front and rear windows with “one-touch” up/down operation
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Power rear sunshade; manual rear side window shades
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Dynamic Cruise Control4
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Active Cruise Control4
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Automatic high beams
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BMW Ambiance Lighting front and rear
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Courtesy lights – include fade in/fade out, actuation from remote, automatic switch-on when
engine is turned off, separately controlled left/right front and rear reading lights, front footwell
lighting, and illuminated vanity mirrors
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Ground-illuminating lights in door handles
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Locking glovebox
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Electric interior trunk release
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Rain-sensing windshield wipers and Automatic headlight control
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Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
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High-Gloss shadowline trim
Metallic paint
Interior seating and trim
8-way adjustable front seats (includes 2-way headrests with Active Head Restraints feature)
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8-way power front seats with 2-way manual headrests with Active Head Restraints feature,
and driver memory with 2 presets for exterior mirror and seat positions
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8-way manual adjustable front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters,
and 2-way headrests with Active Head Restraints feature, and thigh support
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8-way power front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters, 2-way manual headrests with
Active Head Restraints feature, and thigh support; driver memory for exterior mirror and seat
positions (optional power seats or Premium Package required in 328i and 328i xDrive)
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4-way adjustable power lumbar support for front seats
Leatherette upholstery
Dakota Leather upholstery
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1 Run-flat tires do not come equipped with a spare tire and wheel.
2 Due to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension parts are more susceptible to
 Standard
 Optional
☐ Included in optional Sport Package
 Included in optional M Sport Package
◇ Included in optional Premium Package
 Included in optional Cold Weather Package
road hazard and consequential damages. Performance tires are not recommended for driving in
snow and ice.
and included in 328i and 328i xDrive Premium Packages; standard in 335i, 335i xDrive
and 335d.
4 Cruise Control is not a substitute for the driver’s own responsibility in adjusting speed and
otherwise controlling the vehicle. After evaluating the road, traffic and visibility conditions,
the driver must decide whether and how the system is used.
3 Optional
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Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service readout
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Check Control vehicle monitor system with pictogram display, oil status display,
and Condition Based Service indicator
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3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function Sport steering wheel or M Sport steering wheel
with audio and Bluetooth phone controls (if so equipped)
On-board computer with Check Control – provides feedback on the vehicle’s operating status:
oil level indicator and distance to next service appointment/oil change, as well as other detailed
information, such as spark plug and micro-filter status. It also provides travel information – travel
range on remaining fuel, external temperature and more
BMW Navigation system with 16:9 high-resolution, 3-D screen, Voice command system,
and Real Time Traffic Information; iDrive system with high-function on-board computer,
Controller, and 6 programmable memory buttons; and 12 GB storage for audio files
(also includes Online Information Services when equipped with BMW Assist™)
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335i xDrive
335i xDrive
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335i
335i
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3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with
audio and Bluetooth® phone controls (if so equipped)
i xDrive
i xDrive
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Instrumentation and controls
328i
328i
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Central locking system with center console switch (leaves gas filler door unlocked),
double-lock feature and 2-step unlocking
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Coded Driveaway Protection
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Automatic-locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger safety belts for installation
of child-restraint seat
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LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
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Crash sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump
and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
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Programmable Daytime Running Lights
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Anti-theft alarm system
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BMW Assist with Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling (with Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone), with phonebook downloading and speech recognition capabilities
(please visit your authorized BMW center for details on standard and optional services
and a list of BMW-approved Bluetooth technology enabled mobile phones; also includes
Online Information Services when equipped with BMW Navigation system)
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Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player audio system with Radio Data System (RDS)
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Harman Kardon Surround Sound Audio System with vehicle-specific equalizing and
powerful 420W amplifier; the 13-speaker system includes four tweeters, four midrange
speakers located in the door panels and two midrange speakers located under the
rear shelf space, two bass speakers located under the front seats and one midrange
center channel speaker located in the dashboard.
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Auxiliary audio input for portable music players
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2-way power glass moonroof with “one-touch” operation and sliding interior sunshade
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SIRIUS Satellite Radio with one-year subscription
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8-way power front seats with 2-way manual headrests with Active Head Restraints feature,
and driver memory with 2 presets for exterior mirror and seat positions
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iPod®
Audio system
BMW Ultimate Service™ (for complete details on BMW Ultimate Service,
visit bmwusa.com/ultimateservice)
Premium Package
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Smartphone Integration (requires iPod and USB adapter and Premium Package or BMW Assist)
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HD Radio™ with “multicast” FM station reception
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and USB adapter (includes cable connector)
Safety and security
Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
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Adaptive Brake Lights
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BMW’s Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
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Front and rear Head Protection System (HPS)
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Active Headrests
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Driver’s and passenger’s front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS)
with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment;
and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
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Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
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Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
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Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
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☐ Included in optional Sport Package
 Included in optional M Sport Package
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/◇
Interior and power-adjustable folding exterior mirrors with automatic-dimming function;
digital compass
◇
◇
◇
◇
◇
Integrated 3-button Universal garage-door opener
◇
◇
◇
◇
◇
/◇
/◇
/◇
/◇
/◇
3-stage heated front seats
/ 
/ 
/ 
/ 
/ 
Heated steering wheel (not available with M Sport Package)
/ 
/ 
/ 
/ 
/ 
Split fold-down through-load rear seats
/ 
/ 
/ 
/ 
/ 





4-way adjustable power lumbar support for front seats
Dakota Leather upholstery
BMW Assist with Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling (with Bluetooth
enabled mobile phone), with phonebook downloading and speech recognition capabilities
(please visit your authorized BMW center for details on standard and optional services and
a list of BMW-approved Bluetooth technology enabled mobile phones; also includes Online
Information Services when equipped with BMW Navigation system)
Cold Weather Package
Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with Passenger’s Airbag Off indicator
 Standard
 Optional
BMW Services
Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers
328i
328i xDrive
335i
335i xDrive
d
Sport Package (not available with M Sport Package)
Star Spoke (Style 286) light alloy wheels, 17 x 8.0 front, 17 x 8.5 rear;
225/45 front, 255/40 rear run-flat5 performance tires6 (328i xDrive requires Sport Package)
lbs
3362 (3428)
3605 (3649)
3593 (3605)
3814 (3824)
3825
Manual transmission
%
50.5/49.5
52.6/47.4
50.9/49.1
53.8/46.2
—
Automatic transmission
%
51.1/48.9
52.9/47.1
51.1/48.9
53.9/46.1
51.0/49.0
TwinPower Turbo
3.0 / inline 6/4
d

335i xDrive
328i xDrive

335i
328i
Optional equipment packages | Technical data 62 | 63
Weight
Unladen
Weight distribution, front/rear
Multi Spoke (Style 284) 17 x 8.0 light alloy wheels, 225/45 run-flat5 all-season tires

Star Spoke (Style 287) light alloy wheels, 18 x 8.0 front, 18 x 8.5 rear;
225/40 front, 255/35 rear run-flat5 performance tires6 (335i xDrive requires Sport Package)

Double Spoke (Style 161) 17 x 8.0 light alloy wheels, 225/45 run-flat5 all-season tires


Engine
Double Spoke (Style 195) light alloy wheels, 18 x 8.0 front, 18 x 8.5 rear;
225/40 front, 255/35 rear run-flat5 performance tires6

3.0 / inline 6/4
3.0 / inline 6/4
TwinPower Turbo
3.0 / inline 6/4
TwinPower Turbo
3.0 / inline 6/4
inch
3.35/3.46
3.35/3.46
3.31/3.53
3.31/3.53
hp
230/6500
230/6500
300/5800
300/5800
265/4200
lb-ft
200/2750
200/2750
300/1200-5000
300/1200-5000
425/1750-2250
Liter/type/valves per cylinder
8-way manual adjustable front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters,
and 2-way headrests with Active Head Restraints feature, and thigh support


8-way power front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters, 2-way manual headrests
with Active Head Restraints feature, and thigh support; driver memory for exterior mirror
and seat positions (optional power seats or Premium Package required in 328i and 328i xDrive)





3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function Sport steering wheel with
audio and Bluetooth® phone controls (if so equipped)





Sport suspension calibration

Bore/stroke
Nominal output/rpm
Maximum torque/rpm
Compression ratio






Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters (required and automatically added when
STEPTRONIC automatic transmission and Sport Package are ordered)





Increased top-speed limiter



M Sport Package (not available with Sport Package)

Star Spoke (Style 193M) M light alloy wheels, 18 x 8.0 front, 18 x 8.5 rear; 225/40 front,
255/35 rear run-flat5 performance tires6


10.7
10.2
10.2
16.5
unleaded premium
gasoline
unleaded premium
gasoline
unleaded premium
gasoline
diesel
Transmission
Manual gear ratios
I/II
:1
4.06/2.40
—
III/IV
:1
1.66/1.23
1.67/1.23
1.58/1.19
1.58/1.19
—
V/VI/R
:1
1.00/0.85/3.94
1.00/0.85/3.93
1.00/0.87/3.68
1.00/0.87/3.68
—
:1
3.23
3.39
3.08
3.08
—
Final drive ratio

10.7
unleaded premium
gasoline

High-Gloss shadowline trim
Double Spoke (Style 194M) M light alloy wheels, 17 x 8.0 front, 17 x 8.5 rear; 225/45 front,
255/40 rear run-flat5 performance tires6
:1
Fuel grade
4.32/2.46
4.35/2.50



8-way power front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters, 2-way manual headrests with
Active Head Restraints feature, and thigh support; driver memory for exterior mirror and seat
positions (optional power seats or Premium Package required in 328i and 328i xDrive)


3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel
with audio and Bluetooth phone controls (if so equipped)

Sport suspension calibration

Anthracite headliner



High-Gloss shadowline trim



Steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters (required and automatically added when
STEPTRONIC automatic transmission and M Sport Package are ordered)


Increased top-speed limiter


Aerodynamic kit

M door sills and M footrest



I/II
:1
III/IV
:1
1.55/1.16
1.55/1.16
1.52/1.14
1.52/1.14
1.52/1.14
V/VI/R
:1
0.85/0.67/3.20
0.85/0.67/3.20
0.87/0.69/3.40
0.87/0.69/3.40
0.87/0.69/3.40
:1
3.73
3.91
3.46
3.46
2.81
Final drive ratio


4.07/2.37
4.07/2.37
4.17/2.34
4.17/2.34
Performance




Drag coefficient
0.29
0.30
0.30
0.32
0.30
130 [150]
130 [150]
130 [150]
130 [150]
130 [150]
sec
6.3
6.9
5.4
5.3
—
sec
6.9
7.1
5.6
5.4
6.0
Manual transmission – City/Highway
mpg
TBD/TBD
TBD/TBD
TBD/TBD
TBD/TBD
—
Automatic transmission – City/Highway
mpg
18/28
17/26
19/28
18/27
23/36
Top speed1

Cd
mph

Acceleration 0-60 mph2


Manual transmission


Automatic transmission














Fuel consumption3
) apply to vehicles with automatic transmission.
Figures in [ ] apply to vehicles with Sport Package or M Sport Package.
1 Top
speed limited electronically.
AG test results. Actual acceleration results may vary, depending on specification of vehicle; road
and environmental conditions; testing procedures and driving style. These results should be used for
comparison only and verification should not be attempted on public roads. BMW urges you to obey
all posted speed laws and always wear safety belts.
3 EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on
speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower.
2 BMW
5 Run-flat tires do not come equipped with a spare tire and wheel.
 Included in optional M Sport Package
4.17/2.34

Figures in (
☐ Included in optional Sport Package
4.06/2.40
Automatic gear ratios
8-way manual adjustable front sport seats with adjustable back bolsters,
and 2-way headrests with Active Head Restraints feature, and thigh support
 Optional
3.31/3.54
6 Due to low-profile tires, please note: wheels, tires and suspension parts
are more susceptible to road hazard and consequential damages.
Performance tires are not recommended for driving in snow and ice.
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335i xDrive
335i
328i xDrive
328i
Technical data | BMW Accessories
Tires and wheels
Tire dimensions
standard
Wheel dimensions
standard
16 x 7.0
16 x 7.0
17 x 8.0
17 x 8.0
17 x 8.0
Material
standard
light alloy
205/55
light alloy
205/55
light alloy
225/45
light alloy
225/45
light alloy
225/45
Brakes
Front – diameter
inch
12.3
12.3
13.7
13.7
13.7
Rear – diameter
inch
11.8
11.8
13.2
13.2
13.2
BMW Performance accessories: Aerodynamic kit, carbon-fiber front splitter, carbon-fiber mirror caps,
and Double Spoke (Style ) " light alloy wheels.
59.1
30.0
37.5
108.7
39.5
178.2
55.4
79.3
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